What Would You Do To Improve This Image?

In running a test with Arecont 5MP and 10MP cameras the past couple of days, we've been running into severe issues with how they handle light (~700 lux on target, indoors). Below is an image with default settings:

Note that even in auto-iris Arecont models, iris control defaults to OFF. So the first thing we did was turn it on, which improved things, but not drastically:

We found that adjusting brightness and gamma had the most effect, but this will obviously affect low light performance:

So, the question is: what else should be done to compensate for this? Have you had similar issues and what did you do to remedy them?

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